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Biographical entry Jeffreys, Charles (1782 - 1826)

Born
16 October 1782
Crowes, Isle of Wight, England
Died
6 May 1826
Sorrell, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Naval officer and Author

Summary

Charles Jeffreys was a naval officer who lived in Australia from1814 to 1817 and from1820 to 1826. His first commission was to transport convicts and other passengers from Port Jackson to the Derwent. During this time Jeffreys began writing many publications for British immigrants intending to settle in Van Diemen's Land. His book Geographical and Descriptive Delineations of the Island of Van Diemen's Land (1820) was found to be largely plagiarised from a manuscript written by his co-traveller Surveyor George Evans. Jeffreys was not regarded as a very competent officer so was sent to Ceylon and later back to England. When Jeffreys returned to Tasmania he obtained a grant of 800 acres at Pittwater.

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1814
Life event - Arrived in Australia (Port Jackson, New South Wales)
1814 - 1815
Career position - Sailed to Hobart Town many times
1815 - 1816
Career position - Sailed for Ceylon, naming Molle Island in the Whitsunday Passage, Mount Jeffreys on Molle Island and Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape Yorke Peninsula
1817 - 1820
Career position - Returned to the United Kingdom
1820
Career position - Geographical and Descriptive Delineations of the Island of Van Diemen's Land published in the UK
1820
Career position - Arrived in Hobart

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